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2013-04-30 12:24:52

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Pew Research Center survey of Muslims around the globe finds that most adherents of the world's second-largest religion are deeply committed to their faith and want its teachings to shape not only their personal lives but also their societies and politics. In all but a handful of the 39 countries surveyed, a majority of Muslims say that Islam is the one true faith leading to eternal life in heaven and that belief in God is necessary...

2013-04-24 12:25:55

NEW YORK, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), a foremost civil rights and human rights advocacy organization, today decried the wave of inflammatory victimhood posturing by Islamic supremacist groups such as the Hamas-linked groups following the Boston Marathon bombings and the revelation that the suspects in the case are Islamic jihad terrorists. AFDI also noted that Americans of all faiths have rejected the call by a minority of...

2013-04-16 16:23:36

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Fox News to sever ties with a contributor who tweeted "Let's kill them [Muslims] all" in response to yesterday's deadly Boston Marathon bombings. CONTACT FOX: (As always, be POLITE and respectful.)http://tinyurl.com/CONTACTFoxNews CAIR, which issued a call for prayers and blood donations for the victims,...

2013-04-15 20:22:06

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, this evening condemned the bomb attacks earlier today on the Boston Marathon that left at least two people dead and many more injured. CAIR urged all Americans to pray for the victims and their families and asked the Boston-area Muslim community to donate blood for those who were wounded. In a statement, CAIR National...

2013-04-05 12:24:14

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today said the decision by The Associated Press (AP) to revise its Stylebook reference to the term "Islamist" is a "step in the right direction." Late last year, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) approached AP about modifying the reference, which had been added to its influential Stylebook. That entry read: "Islamist -- Supporter of...

2013-03-14 16:24:25

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today welcomed a decision by a South Carolina jail to allow female inmates to wear religious head coverings, called "hijab." The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) made the request for a policy change following a complaint from a Muslim woman who was taken into custody on December 31, 2012, and was allegedly told to remove her hijab so she could...

2013-03-14 12:20:40

United is official airline of NAHJ special events for 2013 CHICAGO, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines announced today that it has renewed its partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). United once again will be the official airline of the organization's special events throughout the year. "United is very pleased to continue its sponsorship of the NAHJ," said Nene Foxhall, United's executive vice president, communications and government...

2013-03-07 20:20:11

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) efforts to obtain clarification as to whether the Obama administration believes armed drones could legally be used to attack Americans on U.S. soil. CAIR also acknowledged Attorney General Eric Holder's written response today to Paul's questioning on drone killings, in which Holder...

2013-02-19 16:25:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today deplored the violent depiction of Jesus in a recent NBC "Saturday Night Live" (SNL) skit. According to NBC's description of the skit: "In Quentin Tarantino's new historical revenge thriller, 'DJesus Uncrossed,' Jesus emerges from his tomb and has the Romans on his radar." SEE VIDEO: New Tarantino...

2013-02-15 12:22:17

JAMAICA, N.Y., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) expands its 'WHY-ISLAM ?' awareness campaign to Broward County in South Florida. The Why-Islam awareness campaign in the Broward County is in continuation of a series of billboard campaigns that started in Orlando, Florida in December, 2012. It consists of three billboard locations in Broward County throughout the I-95 stretch, with plans to secure more locations expanding it into the Dade County....